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Susan Kohner

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 11/11/1936 (83) | Los Angeles, U.S.A
Susanna "Susan" Kohner (born November 11, 1936) is an American former actress who worked in film and television. She is best known for her role as Sarah Jane in Imitation of Life (1959), for which she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe award. She played a light-skinned black woman who "passed" for white as a child and young adult. After Kohner married menswear designer and writer John Weitz in 1964, she retired from acting to devote time to her family. Her two sons, Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, have both become film directors and producers, screenwriters, and occasional actors. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Susan Kohner

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Susan Kohner as Actress(10)

as Martha Freud1962 Freud: The Secret Passion
as Helen Detweiler1961 By Love Possessed
as Catherine McDowall1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
as Fara1959 The Big Fisherman
as Ethel Maguire1959 The Gene Krupa Story
as Sarah Jane (18)1959 Imitation of Life
as Shirley1957 Dino
as Consuela1957 Trooper Hook
as Jolie Normand1956 The Last Wagon
as Maria1955 To Hell and Back

TV Shows/Series with Susan Kohner as Actress(11)


Full Name: Susan Kohner
Born: Wednesday, 11/11 1936 (November) in Los Angeles (current age: 83 years + 326 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): John Weitz
Father: Paul Kohner
Mother: Lupita Tovar
Susan Kohner frequently works together with these people:
Don Taylor (8x, Crew)
Regis Toomey (7x, Actor)
Peter Lorre (7x, Actor)
John Hoyt (7x, Actor)
Kathleen Crowley (7x, Actress)
James Gregory (7x, Actor)
Sean McClory (6x, Actor)
Dan O'Herlihy (6x, Actor)
Steve Brodie (6x, Actor)
Warren Stevens (6x, Actor)
Constance Ford (6x, Actress)
Bud Westmore (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:307341, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 09/26/2020